Christie projection solutions are delivering bright and vivid images for an enormous and immersive night tourism extravaganza aimed at promoting the majestic Guangwu Mountain scenic area in Sichuan province and boosting the local cultural tourism industry.
The extensive outdoor show, titled “Guangwu Mountain Dreamscape”, has been touted as the nation’s first large-scale night tourism spectacular that combines beautiful natural landscapes with an innovative use of technology, including state-of-the-art projection, interactive lighting, lasers, holographic images, environmental effects and live performances. Projection is accomplished by Christie’s trusted partner Wincomn Technology using 16 Christie Crimson Series 3DLP laser projectors, 25 Christie DWU630-GS 1DLP laser projectors and 3 Christie DXG1051-Q 1DLP projectors.
“This is a very unique night tourism attraction that demands robust and dependable projection systems that can withstand harsh environmental conditions and yet deliver outstanding visuals,” said Tony Chen, general manager, Wincomn Technology. “In particular, the Christie Crimson Series and GS Series are the top contenders for this significant installation. We have deployed them for several projects across China with great results, and we are confident that they are best-suited for this massive show.”
One of the most remarkable feats of this three-hour night-time extravaganza is projecting imagery on natural fog that shrouds Guangwu Mountain for most parts of the year. “This is the first time that we have employed Christie projectors to display visuals on low-lying clouds and we are astonished by the amazing effects. We have even coined a term for it – ‘air imaging’,” Chen enthused.
Another highlight is a captivating projection on a 300-metre-high cliff face featuring Bashan Bei’erge (Song of Bashan Back-carriers), a 3,000-year-old folk song that depicted men from Bashan who carried goods in and out of the inaccessible mountain on back-carriers with square-shoulder splints. Thanks to the brilliant performance of Christie’s high-brightness Crimson Series projectors, this fascinating projection is currently the largest 3D image to be displayed on a cliff face in China.
The show also boasts a creative “storytelling on the go” concept. Visitors strolling along a 500-metre-long pathway – flanked by winding creeks and dense forest – within the performance zone are able to concurrently enjoy an engaging storytelling process enhanced with lifelike projections on gauze screens, made possible using Christie’s 1DLP projectors.
Since its debut late last year, “Guangwu Mountain Dreamscape” has become a huge success, contributing greatly to cultural tourism and promoting local economic and social development in Sichuan. Even though the performances were temporary suspended earlier this year due to COVID-19, its producers made use of the downtime to introduce new elements, such as mesmerizing projections on the cliff face and upgrading the gauze screen projections and lighting effects along the 500-metre pathway. These enhancements greatly improved the night tourism experience when the show resumed in late June, heightening visitors’ enjoyment of this stunning visual feast.
April Qin, director of sales, Enterprise, Christie China, commented: “We are thrilled that Christie projection solutions have contributed to the engaging storytelling process for this epic performance at Guangwu Mountain. Christie’s 1DLP and 3DLP projectors are built tough and deliver big, bright and intensely colourful images, and are able to withstand the rigours of demanding, high-usage applications.
From the smallest venues to the biggest screens, there is a Christie projection system that’s right for every application and budget. Christie’s line-up of 1DLP and 3DLP projectors come in a range of resolutions, and deliver exceptional image quality, brightness, versatility, and ease-of-use. They have become the trusted choice for a number of corporate, cultural, entertainment, and tourism projects across China, such as Nianhua Bay light show in Wuxi, Nanxun Old Town, Southeast Flower Paradise in Zhangzhou, Linjiang Bridge Tower in Wuhu, Tang Paradise’s Silver Bridge Waterfall in Xi’an, and Hunan Museum.